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Thread: You won't believe the prices at our thrift/goodwill store

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    I have never been to the Goodwill store here in our town. After seeing everyone's posts here about the great finds they come home with, I decided to stop in when I was in town today. I DID NOT come home with anything. I couldn't believe the prices. I could have gone to Target and done as well. I took pics so you could see items and prices, and at the end, someone came up to me and asked me to stop taking pics. One I wanted to get a pic of was a shower curtain still in the package for $15.00. Ummmm...I just bought a shower curtain at Target for $9.99 and it was cute! Anyway....on to the pics I did get.

    The first pic is of a formica nightstand that is all beat up and dinged. It was 25 bucks. Maybe these are going prices for crap in this condition, but personally I wouldn't give 5 dollars.
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    Next is 2 drawer filing cabinet for 40 bucks.
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    Next is a homemade table, rough, not sanded, written all over
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    I believe it! I've seen prices just like that at ours for junk.

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    and the best for last....a hideous elephant planter that was about knee high for $99.00
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    I hear you! I have had the same experience. I think they would do much better by lowering the prices and seeing the volume of sales increase. Who wants to pay these prices for this junk?

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    I went to my local Goodwill yesterday- left in disgust at the prices- without buying anything. Today I went to a little thrift shop that helps fund a homeless shelter. I came away with 4 yards of good quality cotton fabric and 4 yards of seer sucker for $2.00. At that price I can afford to make some charity quilts.

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    The Goodwill here is more expensive now than they were just a year ago. There is a Salvation Army really close to where I live and their prices are just about as much as brand new. I have stopped shopping at either one of these places because the prices have gone up so much. We do however have a small thrift store here that I volunteer at. All proceeds go to a horse rescue ranch. Now their prices are really good. This is now the only "thrift" store I buy at any more.

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    I had to check and see where you were from, I thought you must have been at my local Goodwill. They are a little hoytie toytie in my opinion!

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